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Title Sign painters [videorecording] / directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon ; produced by Timm Gable & Jonah Mueller ; Radar Studios.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : BOND/360, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    SIGN SP    Available
Description 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
System Details DVD, NTSC.
Credits Director of photography, Travis Auclair ; editor, Bill Marmor.
Note Bonus features: Timelapse montage, Keithe Knecht, Bob Behounek, Butera School of Art.
Language In English with optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles.
Summary "There was a time-as recently as the 1980s-when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our visual landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States."--Distributor.
Subject Signs and signboards -- United States.
Painters -- United States.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Levine, Faythe, 1977- film director.
Macon, Sam, film director.
Gable, Tim, film producer.
Mueller, Jonah, film producer.
Radar Studios, production company.
BOND/360 (Firm)
Standard No. 616892280644

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